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Quasi-phase-matched MgO:LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a compact single-frequency passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): Deyuan Shen; Ding Yuan Tang; Siu Chung Tam; Takao Kobayashi
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Paper Abstract

A compact and efficient diode-array pumped high power passively Q-switched N:YAG laser has been used to pump a quasi-phase-matched PPMgLN optical parametric oscillator. Stable laser pulses of duration of 3.0 ns, energy of 69.3 micro-joule and repetition rate of 7.0 kHz were generated from the passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at an incident pump power of 6.8 W. The periodically poled MgO-doped LiNbO3 has an interaction length of 30 mm and a thickness 0.5-mm. The OPO generates signal and idler wavelengths tunable in the range of 1.48-1.59 micron and 3.78-3.21 micron, respectively, by using seven different poling periods. The measured signal output power was approximately 140 mW at an average incident pump power of 485 mW. The OPO was operated at around room temperature and no photorefractive effect was found.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4595, Photonic Systems and Applications, (29 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.446599
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Deyuan Shen, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Ding Yuan Tang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Siu Chung Tam, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Takao Kobayashi, Fukui Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4595:
Photonic Systems and Applications

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